MEXICAN HAT, San Juan County — Wet roads and speeding most likely caused the death of a Colorado woman Monday, officials reported.
Mary Elizabeth Broome, 40, of Whitewater, Colo., was heading north on state Road 163 near Mexican Hat around 3:30 p.m. when her vehicle crossed the center line, the Utah Highway Patrol said. Troopers believe she was traveling at a high rate of speed when she came upon a curve and drove off the left side of the road.
The vehicle skidded before rolling multiple times and crushing in the driver-side roof of the vehicle, killing Broome, the UHP said. She was the only person in the vehicle at the time and was wearing her seat belt. Troopers reported that the roadway, described as a rural two-lane highway, was wet at the time of the crash.
The accident is still under investigation as troopers are looking to see if Broome was impaired in any way.
— Emiley Morgan